Overview of the Project
The Palestinian Health Sector Reform and Development Project is a five-year initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and designed in close collaboration with the Palestinian Ministry of Health. The Project’s main objective is to support the Ministry of Health in strengthening its institutional capacity to sustain a functional and democratic Palestinian health sector that is able to meet its priority public health needs. In addition, the Project supports select non-governmental organizations and eligible educational and professional institutions in providing services that complement the Ministry’s reform and development agenda. The Project works within three components: (1) supporting health sector reform and management, (2) strengthening clinical and community-based health, and (3) supporting procurement of health and humanitarian assistance commodities.
The Ministry of Health’s goal is to implement health sector reforms that improve quality, sustainability, and equity within the health sector; the Project provides key technical assistance and equipment necessary for the Ministry to reach this goal. By addressing key issues in governance, health finance, human resources, health service delivery, commodities management, and health information systems, the Ministry will strengthen its dual role as regulator of the health sector and main health service provider. The Project also focuses on improving the health status of Palestinians in priority topics including mother and child health, chronic disease, injury prevention, and breast cancer screening.
To build a sustainable and high-quality health-care system that provides regular and reliable services to its citizens, the Ministry of Health and its complementary health services providers are systematizing health practices and regulations, building effective and responsive linkages between health service providers and the communities they serve. The Project supports the development and institutionalization of these systems and promotes a transparent and democratic dialogue within the health sector and with the larger national community.